Alexandra Engellmann

is creating the world of Sky Ghosts

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Hi!

When I first started Patreon, I had just quit my day job to focus on writing and self-publishing. A lot has changed in those five years, including my view of Patreon/creativity, so here’s an updated bio:

I live in Russia, and I write and self-publish books in English. Don’t ask me why – I’m still not sure how I got into my head, at eighteen years old, that this story I got an idea for should be written in English and published in the US. I did start learning the language when I was twelve, on my own, but this was a whole new level.

This, by the way, explains the big gap between the first and the second novel in the Sky Ghosts series (not counting the novelettes). The gap was so big, in fact, that I decided to rewrite and relaunch the first book with a new title along with book 2 and Sky Ghosts: Marco. My writing has evolved in the past five years, and so did the self-publishing business. I tried four different jobs in freelance so I could work from home and have more time for creativity. I worked in IT for five years, have a diploma gathering dust somewhere, but doing something I didn't care for nearly drove me mad. One of those freelance jobs has stuck, and I’m very lucky to have it. I moved six times in the past five years, and that, too, got in the way of writing a lot. I found a very cheap option, worked like crazy for five months, and now I have a place of my own.

I live in a garage. It's awesome. Seriously. 

For me, Patreon is everything that happens behind the scenes. Teasers, snippets, deleted scenes, writing and editing advice, publishing, book covers and illustrations. I'd like to dedicate more time to drawing, but to do that, first I need to lessen the workload. There are a lot of artists among my readers, so I want to share not just finished pieces, but also sketches, work in progress, timelapses, etc.

Patreon is perfect for all this. You can follow a creator for free, or you can pledge a small amount. This way, people who create stuff you like can get support and create more of it. Have more time for it.

Most of my free time goes into writing/editing, and I don’t do monthly rewards like some creators. They say Patreon shouldn’t be a burden, and I agree. My posts are sporadic, depending on what I work on this month. There are different pledge options to choose from, depending on what interests you. (But you can choose any amount, really.)

One reward I haven't included there is naming characters after readers. A lot of authors do it, and I do it too, but I prefer if it's a surprise for the reader. I don't want it to be a deal – I want it to be a bonus. I do it when there's an opportunity, regardless of how much you pledge. It's mostly secondary characters, and I like when it's fun and creative and spontaneous, but most of all, when it fits. (If I know something about you, anyway).

I’m also pretty active on Twitter, and that’s where you can find all the small updates on my next book. I post on Insta when I get out of the house (not in the winter, so don’t worry, I’m not dead, just working).

On the right, you'll find pledge options and what exactly you'll get for every dollar or two per month. On the left are my goals, and they all fall under the same, big goal – to be a full-time writer, so you don't have to wait years for me to finish a series.
Thank you for checking my page :)
Goals
$47 of $100 per month
I won't have to take as many side-gigs, so I can free a whole day just for writing every week and release the next book sooner!
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